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Definition of subjugate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

subjugate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they subjugate
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪt//
 
he / she / it subjugates
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪts//
 
past simple subjugated
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪtɪd//
 
past participle subjugated
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form subjugating
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] subjugate somebody/something (formal) to defeat somebody/something; to gain control over somebody/something a subjugated race Her personal ambitions had been subjugated to (= considered less important than) the needs of her family. The west Siberian Tatars were subjugated or dispersed among the steppe nomads. Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin subjugat- ‘brought under a yoke’, from the verb subjugare, based on jugum ‘yoke’.
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